This week in the Wonders program we will learn how offspring are like their parents. We will learn about eagles and eaglets, while searching for important details in the story. Our spelling focus this week will be on consonant digraphs at the beginning and ending of words (-ch, -tch, -ng, sh-, wh-). As well, I will introduce the students to common abbreviation and we will review plural nouns.
In math this week, we will continue our focus on subtraction. We will learn the game salute on Monday, and practice the game throughout the week. I have included game directions below. This games helps students think about addition and subtraction as fact families, helping them build off their knowledge of addition facts.
We continue to work in informational writing this week. The students will use transition words as they tell the steps of building a snowman- a perfect fit for the week! As well, we continue to work on our mapping unit, learning about our state, country, and continent on a map.
Please remember to send in snow gear any time there is snow on the ground. Students need boots, a hat, and gloves at a minimum. Additionally, they need snow pants if they want to play off of the blacktop when there is snow on the ground.
On a final note, I am always so thankful for the many kind notes and gifts I receive during the holidays from families and students. I would respectfully ask that you forgo any class or teacher gift for me. A simple handmade card from your child would be the most treasured gift of all.
Have a wonderful week!